Ever had a song stuck in your head? You heard it on the radio before work and ou just hummed it all day… imagine a full blown musical experience with backing tracks but no one else can hear it.

Are you crazy? Probably not.

The condition was first recorded around a century ago, with phantom songs haunting people. Sufferers described it has a torrent of random songs and music, it seems a lot of those that are victims of this are elderly and often dear or hard of hearing.

Doctors Victor Aziz and Nick Warner have conducted a 15 year long study ino the occurrence. Unlike schizophrenia there are no imaginary voices just a constant stream of music. The average age of the patients was 78, and two-thirds themed the music as being religious.

A handful of PET scans show that area of the brain to be highly active during periods of hallucination. It is possible that the brain creates the hallucinations as a product of mental malfunction.

Case Study

Another Link

A very clever example for auditory hallucinations though not musical.

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